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Early Learning and Childcare Oral Question 3/12/14 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 3 December 2014 Angus MacDonald (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what discussions they have had with Falkirk Council regarding its obligation to provide a flexible approach to parental choice for early learning and childcare.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, replied that The Scottish Government meets regularly with local authorities and discusses a range of issues that include childcare. It is for each local authority to implement the provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 that relate to early learning and childcare, taking into account local needs and priorities. The act includes new duties on local authorities to increase flexibility year on year, based on consultation of representative local populations of parents, and to publish plans that show how they will do so.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 3 December 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 3 December 2014